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The View From Here 2019: Mike Furey

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Mike Furey, Resort Municipality of Whistler

The View From Here 2019 brought together idea-focused minds and local policy makers to provide insight into the many factors that impact Whistler’s business and investment environment. This year’s theme was Charting the Course and our speakers presented their views on the various opportunities and challenges that Whistler faces as we move forward and how these challenges can be addressed.

One of our panel speakers, Mike Furey, gave an insight into the ongoing initiatives of the Resort Municipality of Whistler focusing on growth, tourism and future planning.

 

Mike Furey

Chief Administrative Officer, Resort Municipality of Whistler

Over the past 30 years Mike has worked in the federal, provincial, and municipal levels of governments in Canada. He began his career with the Government of Canada and for much of the 1990’s worked in Vancouver as a Federal Negotiator on First Nation treaty agreements in British Columbia. Mike’s career also took him to Ottawa where he held the position of National Policy Director with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and provided advice to federal Cabinet Ministers.

In 2004 Mike joined the Province of British Columbia and held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister in several portfolios including the local government Ministry. During this time Mike advised provincial Ministers and Cabinet, oversaw a billion dollars in municipal infrastructure grants, and worked closely with First Nations, local governments and business leaders across the province. In 2011 he joined the Resort Municipality of Whistler as Chief Administrative Officer.

Find out more about The View From Here 2019.

Watch the individual speaker talks here:

Helmut Pastrick

Val Litwin

Pat Kelly

Panel Presentations:

Maxine Joseph-Bruce & Kerry Mehaffey

Pete Sonntag

Sue Adams

Open Panel Discussion with Q&A